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Associate Director, Facilities Development & Engineering

by Western University

Reference #: 18580
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2020
Experience: 8 Years
Western University

Job Description

Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars.  The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

As part of the Facilities Management team, Facilities Development & Engineering works closely with campus partners to coordinate new construction and renovation projects as well as projects to repair, replace and upgrade campus infrastructure.

Under the direction of the Director, Facilities Planning & Design, the Associate Director provides leadership to Western Environmental Systems Group (WES), the Electrical Infrastructure Specialist and the Mechanical Infrastructure Specialist.  The Associate Director is responsible for mechanical systems design, supports the University’s energy management program and oversees the operation of the environmental systems including:  building optimization, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, utility metering systems, and all mechanical and energy design standards. The role is a key contributor in the University’s infrastructure management plan.


-   Undergraduate degree Mechanical Engineering 
-   Professional Engineer designation (P.Eng.)

-   8 years' experience in leadership and mechanical, electrical, energy and environmental systems operation in large institutional facilities
-   Experience stamping engineering drawings

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-   Well-developed knowledge of applicable codes and standards for mechanical and control systems
-   Excellent knowledge of CCDC construction documents
-   Excellent knowledge of the principles of design applied in the engineering and construction of large complex institutional buildings (e.g. academic, research, medical, or similar facilities)
-   Good knowledge of building codes and other applicable regulations
-   Ability to negotiate standards, costs, timelines, quality and other considerations with stakeholders, contractors and consultants
-   Ability to develop tender agreements in collaboration with stakeholders, legal counsel and procurement personnel in accordance with trade agreements
-   Exceptional analytical, quantitative, and deduction skills
-   Ability to lead and manage large-scale mechanical and electrical engineering projects.
-   Proven political acumen and a demonstrated ability to manage successful results in a complex organization
-   Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including people development, coaching and mentoring, objective setting, and measurement skills
-   Ability to prioritize and oversee multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
-   Demonstrated proficiency in project management methodology
-   Ability to establish goals, monitors progress toward them, and ultimately achieves these goals
-   Ability to combine disparate facts and information to form appropriate conclusions
-   Ability to make decisions, often with incomplete information
-   Ability to effectively convey information of a highly technical or complex nature to non-technical audiences
-   Ability to effectively communicate with executive management and board members
-   Ability and willingness to employ a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and making decisions
-   Ability to build relationships and work well across all functions and areas
-   Experience in collaborative team environments, delegating workload and responsibilities
-   Excellent human relations skills to positively motivate staff and effectively utilize all members of the unit

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference #18580, by midnight on March 12, 2020.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.